In order to upgrade the Firmware of your Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Android powered mobile phone you will have to make use of the Samsung Kies application which is going to automatically detect the current firmware and check with the Samsung server if there is any new version available. First connect the device to the computer using the USB Cable and then run the Kies software on your computer to make sure that the device is detected. Click on the Upgrade Icon available on the bottom right section and then proceed with the options displayed on the screen.
Once you click on this Icon you will be displayed with a quick message on the current firmware updates available as shown below.
Next the first step would be reading the Caution Message which gives you the following information.
Make sure that only the device you are upgrading is connected. Disconnect all other devices :
- Removing the cable from the mobile phone while upgrading may cause an error. Please make sure the connection is maintained until the upgrade is complete.
- Executing PC software while upgrading can overload the computer.
- Do no run the menu by pressing any buttons while upgrading.
- Do no connect other mobile devices (MP3 players, cameras, external hard drives) to the PC while upgrading.
The device information is shown as shown below :
Service Name : GT-i9000 Firmware Upgrade
Service Version : (PDA:JG4 / Phone:JG4)
Click on the Next button to continue, The Kies Software would start downloading binary files from the server, and at this moment you should not remove the mobile device from your Computer.
Once the files are downloaded to your computer from the Online server the software will start upgrading your device. The Update is around ~600Mb+ in size which is quite large, hence you need to take patience while updating your Galaxy S device. Once this is done there would be the update process started on the device screen displayed.
The following screenshot would show you how the update would be displayed on the screen.
Once the process is completed, the Kies application would be displayed on the computer as shown below. You can check out the current firmware version details on your smartphone easily.
Demo Video of Firmware Upgrade :